[Ibogaine] dopamine 4 neuron
doug_fraser at microcinema.com
Mon Dec 29 16:04:11 EST 2008
d4 involved in addiction is an interesting idea, but my intuition
(IANAN(euroscientist)) says only for a certain of addiction and / or only
peripherally. One person I knew said her problem stemmed from always
wanting "more, more, more", but I would say she hadn't yet begun the
psychological journey and thus what might lie beneath that always wanting
I would definitely say d4 is involved in whether one is attracted to or
even can handle the psychedelic experience (versus other types of drugs) A
lot of people can not handle the amount of novelty psychedelics throw up,
so as Leary said, they become psychotic without even taking it.
tangential would be a link to the genome analysis / DNA test thing company
that the wife of a Google founder is involved in - you can your own genome
Luke Christoffersen wrote:
> On wikipedia it says d4 is involved in novelty seeking. That would
> seem to make it involved in human curiousity and learning.
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 4:02 PM, simon loxton <simonloxton at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> I was watching a documentary on the human genome. The researcher had based
>> his research in Iceland for obvious reasons. He found among other things
>> that an extended dopamine 4 neuron had an influence in thrill seeking or
>> extreme sports. This was interesting and I wondered if the same or some
>> thing similar could be suggested in the majority of people with addiction?
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